There exists a small warehouse in the Zuffenhausen neighborhood of the German city of Stuttgart. It belongs to Porsche, but they don’t like to say where it is. And they rarely open it up to personnel who aren’t employees of the Porsche Museum—let alone outsiders. But I’ve been there. I’ve seen it. They even let me…
What kind of secrets lurk within the Porsche Museum warehouse? Probably timeless classics, bizarre one-offs and priceless treasures.
If you like old Porsches and the history of the 20th century, try to become friends with a chap called Dieter Landenberger. You can also ask him about the Porsche Museum’s latest project, the restoration of the 1980 Porsche 924 GTP Le Mans racer.
Right now in Stuttgart, the Porsche Museum is running an exhibit that comes straight out of our wildest gearhead dreams. It's called Project: Top Secret! and it hauls a bunch of their old concept cars, prototypes and development mules out of the vault for the public to see.
There are two things you should do when you're in Germany: eat a lot of schnitzel and visit the Porsche Museum. (Can you do both at the same time? That'd be sweet.) It's really worth it to go in the next few months, where you can see a new exhibit on all of Porsche's crazy prototypes.
Porsche has an unmarked secret warehouse that holds prototypes, test mules, all the cutaway chassis we've seen at car shows — and even this crazy proper four-seat 911.
The first Porsche ever built has been untouched since 1902. Officially called the Egger-Lohner C.2 Phaeton, this electric car from 1898 has 'P1' engraved onto all of the key components standing for Porsche 1, done by the then 23-years old Ferdinand Porsche himself.
Porsche's Museum in Stuttgart, Germany looks like a dormitory for Storm Troopers. But in a good way. I visited in 2012 and absolutely loved every minute of it. Our good friend GF Williams brought these photos back from the museum in case you've never had a chance to visit.
Even if you're not a huge Porsche-phile like some of us are, the famed Porsche Museum in Stuttgart is reason enough to take a trip to Germany.
It's a given that car enthusiasts will flock to the Enzo Ferrari Museum, but the museum itself, with is aluminum skin and geothermal wells, is cool enough to draw the eye of anyone interested in architecture or design.
Porsche has packed its highly precise heritage into a new Museum in Stuttgart. The best part? You can rent the whole thing out and pretend your name's "Ferry."